So long as you are the current sole owner of the land, you can lease said real estate to an individual or entity. Nevertheless, a lease contract is temporary by nature. Allowing a third party to erect a permanent structure on your land, of which you're not the owner, exposes you to legal...Read more »
I have a horrible relationship with my parents but all my problems and fights are with my mom, they are both still married and live together with me at my house, my mom once called the police to kick me out because we had a fight and the officer said theres nothing they could do because i was 18... Read more »
Your boyfriend's mother is correct: until you reach the age of 21, Puerto Rico Rule of Law considers you underage, subject to your parents' authority. You provide little information regarding the family dynamics in your home. Has your father intervened regarding your eviction? If you feel...Read more »
Regardless of whom your selling your participation to, the Puerto Rico Notary Law requires a notary to identify the personal circumstances of each person who appear before him/her to subscribe a deed or sworn statement. Each person must demostrate that he/she is of legal age, and provide the...Read more »
My mom is wanting to sell her house in Puerto Rico and the heirs are myself my sister and my niece (which has taken my late sisters position as heir). She is the only one that has not signed the contract, doesn’t respond to the realtor or the families emails, texts or phone calls. The house is... Read more »
The Puerto Rico Civil Code states that no commoner is forced to remain in a property community. If your niece does not want to sell, you can take her to court in an estate liquidation lawsuit. Your mom and the other heirs would be the plaintiffs. Your niece would be the defendant. If she does not...Read more »
For a short term guardianship, a sworn testimony from your sister and your nephew's father would be sufficient, stating the date on which the minor would leave Puerto Rico, the date on which your nephew would return to his mom, the address where your nephew would physically reside in your...Read more »
Grandmother died in 2013 without a will and she had seven children/heirs. The house remains in my grandmother’s name to this day, and my aunt moved in and took control of the house without the consensus of all the heirs.
My aunt made a document for my uncle to sign in the U.S. in... Read more »
There are three ways in which an heir can transfer his/her hereditary rights to another: by ceding said rights to another, by donating the rights or by repudiating his/her inheritance. The first two must be done by subscribing a deed (escritura) before a notary, with both the donator and the...Read more »
She will be finished with her technical college of cosmetology by mid April. Once she starts working, I need to know when and how I go about stopping child support. ASUME has been no help at all. Thank you!
From the scenario that you paint, Option 2 (going through the Puerto Rico courts) seems the better alternative. It will force an appraisal of the real estate, to determine each heir's share in the estate. Any expenses incurred in maintaining the property or even increasing its value will be...Read more »
I'm assuming that your aunt left a Will upon her demise. The date of your aunt's death will determine the answer to your question. If your aunt died before November 28, 2020, her estate is subject to the Puerto Rico Civil Code of 1930. After November 28, 2020, her estate is subject to the...Read more »
The process entails submitting a copy of your late aunt's death certificate, then, preparing and submitting a request for testmentary certification to the Office of Notary Inspections ("ODIN", by its Spanish acronym). ODIN will certify whether or not your aunt left a will and...Read more »
Although in other states, an 18-year old is considered an adult, for the purposes of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Rule of Law says that a person is an adult at 21 years of age. However, an 18-year old may be emancipated (that is, legally brought to adulthood) either by the subscription of a...Read more »
A year ago my deceased parents' property in Puerto Rico was transferred in a Resolucion document to myself and my 5 siblings. I want to relinquish my ownership to one of my siblings or if not possible to have the remaining 5 siblings take equal portions of my ownership. I do not want to be an... Read more »
You can either donate your share or reject it by way of a deed poll. If by donation, an additional step is required in the form of a donation filing which must be submitted to the Puerto Rico Treasury Dept. before filing the deed with the Property Registry. Stamps and Tariffs in either deed cancel...Read more »
In Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, I have two boys who are 20 and 18 years old. Instead of using Assume, I have been paying child support through military allotment. My second oldest has been out of school for six months, and my eldest has been out for a year and a half. In Puerto Rico, their collegiate... Read more »
In Puerto Rico, a minor reaches legal age when he or she reaches 21 years old. Nevertheless, Rule of Law states that a dependant child may be entitled to receive child support through 25, if said child is studying undergraduate or even graduate studies.
I accidentally signed a eContract for selling my house in puerto rico and then notified both buyer and broker 30 minutes afterwards before either of them noticed contract was docusigned and notified them that the signing was a mistake.
And then later same day texted both of them that... Read more »
Normal sales option contracts require that a buyer provide an option to take the proposed real estate off the market during the sales term. You may not have received money, but the realtor may have received an option deposit to be kept in an escrow account until the sales deed is signed by the...Read more »
I paid an individual to install gates and to pressure wash, apply cement topping and sealant, and to correct all drainage issues. I originally paid half upfront so that he could begin working. Later, he asked for half of the remaining balance because he was going through some issues (sick wife,... Read more »
Unfortunately, this seems the case of a "no good deed goes unpunished". The Law of Contractor Registry, Law no. 145 of August 10, 1995, as amended, requires that any contractor working on residential properties must file a request to be included in the Puerto Rico Consumer Affairs...Read more »
I'm assuming that you purchased the vehicle as new from a Puerto Rico car dealer. Have you taken the car back to the dealer to have it serviced? Under the Puerto Rico Consumer Affairs Department ("DACO", by its Spanish acronym) regulations, you have 3 years or 36,000 miles as the...Read more »
At this time, Puerto Rico does not have an inheritance tax. Nevertheless, if an heir residing in the states sells his/her share in a real estate property located in Puerto Rico, the proceeds of the sale are subject to a 15%-20% retention pursuant to the Puerto Rico Tax Code, so as to force the...Read more »
As a rule, banks prefer to personally deliver in hand checks to each of the heirs, unless an heir living abroad grants a special power of attorney authorizing someone else to physically appear to collect the funds. If you already have an attorney working the case and you cannot travel to Puerto...Read more »
My parents passed away and left there home in Puerto Rico to all there kids. The past few years my uncle was uncle was living In The home and keeping it up. He just married a woman a couple of months ago and he has recently passed away. Now the woman he was married is refusing to leave my... Read more »
First of all, if the real estate property belonged to your grandparents (whom, I assume, are both deceased), either a Will for each grandparent or a declaration of heirs must be procured and filed with the Property Registry, to transfer ownership from your late grandparents to their children. After...Read more »
To answer your question: Yes. You can file a claim, in the form of a collections lawsuit, with the Guaynabo Court of First Instance, under Civil Procedure Rule 60. The claim must be filed with a sworn statement, avowing under oath that the allegations in the lawsuit are true and correct. You must...Read more »
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